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Thread: Puttin' it to work at -30 Harding Lake Style!

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    Default Puttin' it to work at -30 Harding Lake Style!

    So I was too lazy to get up yesterday and go hit up Harding and I thought I would try again today. Thought temps were gonna be around -45° but it was actually not too bad out (I have become sensitized to -30° I guess). AlcanRon joined me out on the ice and we marked a TON of fish but no real takers. I missed a bite right around 100' in depth and that seemed to be all she wrote. But lots of fish started being marked at mid-level depth (about 50') so I reeled up to them to see if that would be the trick. Nothing. Thought that would be a good time to start the ole truck and when I came back in the hut I was marking another at 50'. Put back in and dropped down...BAM! Nasty takedown was then proceded by a powerful dive towards the bottom. After a good 5-7 minutes I managed to work him back to the top and land him. Since the temps were pretty frigid we took the photos from inside the shanty then put the old man back down the hole for another day for another angler. Thanks Ron for the photos. Puttin' it to work!!!

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    Way to put it to work there! Great looking fish. The pics turned out good for taking them in the hut.

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    Wow! Great photo. Congrats!!

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    Thanks guys....Ron was the man with the camera skills. He had just his hands and camera in the hut with it practically zipped up LMFAO.

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    Holy heck thats a nice laker...way to go!!
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    That is a nice fish Shawn. Must be at least 35-36". Those Harding lakers sure are fat. Your new pole has been getting a good workout. I think one of us needs to get a FatFish 9.

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    20 lbs all day nice fish. You guys got it figured out for sure keep it up...

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    Dang Sapper! Nice job, sweet hat!

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    Default Cellar Dwellar

    Well after watching Sapper27 bring up that beast I did the walk of shame back to my hut. All I could do is hope that I could catch one. This was my forth trip out and it was looking like no fish again. After awhile of doing the vexilar stare I managed to connect with this small one right on the bottom. Had to take the photo in the hut to cold to bring the fish outside. This fish saved me from another doughnut! For awhile I thought I was going to open a bakery!
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    Nice fish you guys! I am away for a few days. Letting the -30s make ice while we are gone.

    Big Atlin Lake just froze over a few days ago. Supposed to be no snow and stay below -25 for a week, so it will have two feet of good ice pretty quick.

    Tight lines, and stay warm out there.

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    Thats a hog! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlcanRon View Post
    Well after watching Sapper27 bring up that beast I did the walk of shame back to my hut. All I could do is hope that I could catch one. This was my forth trip out and it was looking like no fish again. After awhile of doing the vexilar stare I managed to connect with this small one right on the bottom. Had to take the photo in the hut to cold to bring the fish outside. This fish saved me from another doughnut! For awhile I thought I was going to open a bakery!
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    Lmao! Must have been the hat!

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    Exactly...how can you expect to catch a big lake trout without the correct gear on. It was all in the hat! Way to Put it to Work!
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    Nicely done boys! A good day for sure!
    "If your not the lead dog.... the view never changes"

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    Beautiful fish! I probably need a new pole AND a new hat.

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    Yukoner,
    Please don't show these guys any trout photos......they'll all be in your fishing hole....next to me ....

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    Road TRip! Party at Yukoner's ice hut!!!

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    You are all welcome to come, but we don't use huts. We are Yukoners!

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    Bringing this secret back!!!

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    Man, what great fish. I think some day I'll drive up from the peninsula and give that a try. Thanks for the pics and info...Lov it......cod
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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